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International Convention for Domestic Workers

On 16 June 2011, the government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization [ILO] adopted a set of international standards to improve the working conditions of domestic workers worldwide, estimated to be around 52.6 million. The Convention shall take effect after ratification. Continue reading

New Protection for Domestic Helpers (Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers)

Domestic workers (i.e., maids, yayas, drivers, etc.) would get more protection from an international convention favorably voted by 396 conference delegates, with 16 votes against and 63 abstentions. On 16 June 2011, the government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization [ILO] adopted a set of international standards to improve the working conditions of domestic workers worldwide, estimated to be around 52.6 million. The protection includes a full rest day per week, with a provision that the household helper should not remain with an employer’s household during the annual leave or rest days. The Convention shall take effect after ratification. The full text of the convention is reproduced below:

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